See also: Tsunami and tsunâmi

EnglishEdit

 
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Borrowed from Japanese 津波 (tsunami), from (tsu, harbor) +‎ (nami, wave).

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tsunami (plural tsunami or tsunamis)

  1. A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption. Tsunami are usually a series of waves, or wave train.
  2. (figuratively) A large and generally unstoppable surge.
    • 2009, John Bernard Kelly, An Accidental Atheist: A Memoir, Aquinine books →ISBN, page 306
      It seemed that what started out as a handful of isolated cases gradually turned into a tsunami of complaints.
    • 2009, Marc Eliot, American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood, Crown Archetype →ISBN, page 86
      It set off a tsunami of debate among the more esoteric critics, who either loved it or hated it but could not ignore it.
    • 2012, Demetra M. Pappas, The Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide Debate, ABC-CLIO →ISBN, page 60
      The next decade would culminate in a tsunami of legislation, civil litigation, and criminal prosecutions in which assisted suicide was both criminalized (as in Michigan) and decriminalized (as in Oregon).

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English tsunami, borrowed from Japanese 津波 (tsunami), from (tsu, harbor) +‎ (nami, wave).

NounEdit

tsunami

  1. a tsunami; a very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese.

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tsunami f

  1. tsunami

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 津波.

NounEdit

tsunami

  1. tsunami

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DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 津波.

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  • IPA(key): /tsuˈnaːmi/
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tsunami m (plural tsunami's, diminutive tsunamietje n)

  1. tsunami

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese.

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tsunami

  1. tsunami

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Inflection of tsunami (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative tsunami tsunamit
genitive tsunamin tsunamien
partitive tsunamia tsunameja
illative tsunamiin tsunameihin
singular plural
nominative tsunami tsunamit
accusative nom. tsunami tsunamit
gen. tsunamin
genitive tsunamin tsunamien
partitive tsunamia tsunameja
inessive tsunamissa tsunameissa
elative tsunamista tsunameista
illative tsunamiin tsunameihin
adessive tsunamilla tsunameilla
ablative tsunamilta tsunameilta
allative tsunamille tsunameille
essive tsunamina tsunameina
translative tsunamiksi tsunameiksi
instructive tsunamein
abessive tsunamitta tsunameitta
comitative tsunameineen
Possessive forms of tsunami (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person tsunamini tsunamimme
2nd person tsunamisi tsunaminne
3rd person tsunaminsa

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 津波 / 津浪 (つなみ, tsunami, harbour wave).

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tsunami m (plural tsunamis)

  1. tsunami

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IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 津波 (つなみ, tsunami, tsunami, tidal wave, tidal bore), from (tsu, harbor) +‎ (nami, wave).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: tsu‧na‧mi

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tsunami (plural, first-person possessive tsunamiku, second-person possessive tsunamimu, third-person possessive tsunaminya)

  1. A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption. Tsunami are usually a series of waves, or wave train.

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Japanese

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tsunami m (invariable)

  1. tsunami

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tsunami

  1. Rōmaji transcription of つなみ

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 津波 (tsunami), via English tsunami

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tsunami m (definite singular tsunamien, indefinite plural tsunamier, definite plural tsunamiene)

  1. a tsunami

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 津波 (tsunami), via English tsunami

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tsunami m (definite singular tsunamien, indefinite plural tsunamiar, definite plural tsunamiane)

  1. a tsunami

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 津波 / 津浪 (つなみ (tsunami, seismic sea wave, literally harbour wave)).

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tsunami n (indeclinable)

  1. tsunami

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  • tsunami in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 津波 / 津浪 (つなみ (seismic sea wave, literally harbour wave)).

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tsunami m or f (in variation) (plural tsunamis)

  1. tsunami (large, destructive wave)

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SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English tsunami, from Japanese 津波 / 津浪 (つなみ, tsunami, harbour wave).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tsuˈnami/, [t̪suˈnami]

NounEdit

tsunami m (plural tsunamis)

  1. tsunami

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SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tsunami from Japanese 津波 (tsunami)

NounEdit

tsunami (n class, plural tsunami)

  1. tsunami

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tsʉːˈnɑːmɪ/, /tsɵˈnɑːmɪ/

NounEdit

tsunami c

  1. tsunami

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Declension of tsunami 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tsunami tsunamin tsunamier tsunamierna
Genitive tsunamis tsunamins tsunamiers tsunamiernas